I got the ultimate compliment today to The Real Jesus video. I am always questioning how good the production is, even though I am pleased the content.
In response to:
jobaby51 has commented on your video: “The Real Jesus: Myth #2 (4 of 10).” I have seen fundamentalist Christian camps supporting Intelligent Design, biblical inerrancy etc. use similar slick high production computer graphics and new-age background music in an attempt to add credibility to their perspective, but I can’t help but notice that an atheistic view on this topic is never presented as such, nor do I ever expect them to do so, as their arguments really aren’t in need of these embellishments. Their arguments speak for themselves.I wrote to this person that the atheist position (without embellishments?!) is strong enough to win about 1 to 3 percent of the population.
It’s an ironic statement because I produced the video in response to the programs on the Discovery Channel, ABC, A&E, National Geographic, and many others, that purport to draw in a religious audience with biblically themed programs, only to disappoint us by trotting out the “theologians” of the Jesus Seminar and other liberal viewpoints.
I thought that if I could respond with something approaching their production quality that I could contribute to the voice of Christian apologetics.
I have never expected the as-yet-unreleased DVD to be a best seller, but the YouTube phenomenon has already garnered The Real Jesus video (watch parts 1-10) approximately 18,000 viewers. While it doesn’t come close to some of the videos on YouTube — the ones that defy all common sesnse by drawing tens of millions of viewers — it is still a good audience and I am getting many comments daily. I’ve had hundreds of comments so far. A response to these criticisms from skeptics is forming the basis for the next project.
More on that later.
The greatest irony is that when a skeptic wants to insult my low budget effort, he does it by calling it “slick high production.”
And to think it’s all done on an $1800 iMac with used Final Cut Studio software I bought on EBay.
Now that I am within a couple days worth of work of finishing up part 10 this makes me feel better.